Beni, Dhaulagiri

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Beni Municipality
बेनी नगरपालिका
Beni Bazaar
Municipality
Motto: दुई खोलाको संगम
Beni Municipality is located in Nepal
Beni Municipality
Beni Municipality
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°21′0″N 83°34′0″E / 28.35000°N 83.56667°E / 28.35000; 83.56667Coordinates: 28°21′0″N 83°34′0″E / 28.35000°N 83.56667°E / 28.35000; 83.56667
Country    Nepal
Zone Dhaulagiri Zone
District Myagdi District
Area
 • Total 52.77 km2 (20.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 28,511
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone NST (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 33200
Area code(s) 069
Website http://benimun.gov.np/

Beni is a Municipality and the district headquarters of Myagdi District in Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. Municipality was announced by merging the then Ratnechaur, Jyamrukot, Arthunge, Ghatan, Pulachaur, Singa village development committees since 18 May 2014. [1]

Beni is located at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Myagdi River at an altitude of 899 meters. Being the northernmost of the Tri-cities area of Nepal, it is located 12 km to the north of Zonal headquarters Baglung. It is mainly divided into two parts by the Kali Gandaki River. The Western Part lies in Myagdi District and the main offices lie there. The other part lies in Parbat District and is relatively small.

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Beni meaning the place where two rivers meet was the winter headquarters of Parvat Rajya. It was on the Tibet-Nepal trading route before the invasion of Parvat Rajya. [2]

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